Charles O'Bannon

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Charles O'Bannon
Charles O'Bannon (cropped).jpg
O'Bannon with Toyota Alvark in 2009
Seattle Ballers
Position Head coach
League JBA
Personal information
Born (1975-02-22) February 22, 1975 (age 43)
Bellflower, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Artesia (Lakewood, California)
College UCLA (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1997–2013
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Career history
As player:
19971999 Detroit Pistons
1999–2000 Śląsk Wrocław
2000–2002 Toyota Alvark
2003 Benetton Treviso
2003–2010 Toyota Alvark
2010–2011 Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa
2011–2013 Panasonic Trians
As coach:
2018–present Seattle Ballers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Charles Edward O'Bannon (born February 22, 1975) is a former American professional basketball player who is head coach for the Seattle Ballers of the Junior Basketball Association (JBA).

College career

He played college basketball for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins men's basketball team, where he was a star small forward/shooting guard, and a starter on the school's 1995 NCAA Championship team. O'Bannon was a first team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in 1996 and 1997,[1] and he was also voted co-Most Valuable Player of the Bruins in both of those years.[2] He is the younger brother of former NBA forward Ed O'Bannon, who played with him at UCLA.[3]

Professional career

Charles O'Bannon was selected by the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the third pick in the second round of the 1997 NBA draft. He played for the Pistons for two seasons before being released. He scored his NBA career high of 14 points on April 14, 1999 against the Charlotte Hornets.

O'Bannon continued his professional basketball career by playing in various leagues outside of the United States in Italy, Poland, and Japan. He ended his career in 2013.

Coaching career

In 2018, O'Bannon was announced as head coach of the Seattle Ballers in the Junior Basketball Association (JBA).

See also


  1. ^ Finney 2010, p.105
  2. ^ Finney 2010, p.110
  3. ^ Tom Friend. "O'Bannon Brothers Team Up at U.C.L.A.". New York Times. December 5, 1993. Retrieved on May 1, 2010.


  • Finney, Ryan (2010). "2010–11 UCLA Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). UCLA Athletic Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 10, 2011. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from
  • Charles O'Bannon UCLA Statistics at
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